Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Eight
B
The Group of Six
C
The Group of Seven
D
The Group of Four
Question 2
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NATO
B
UN
C
NORAD
D
All of these
Question 3
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
American football
B
Baseball
C
Korfball
D
Basketball
Question 4
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1950
B
1947
C
1975
D
1970
Question 5
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
B
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Emmys
Question 6
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Grey Cup
B
The Black Cup
C
The White Cup
D
The Red Cup
Question 7
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Chinese Canadians
B
Japanese Canadians
C
Aboriginal Canadians
D
Mexican Canadians
Question 8
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Once
B
Twice
C
Never
D
Three times
Question 9
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Multiple Sclerosis research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Heart disease research
D
Cancer research
Question 10
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Lacrosse
B
Hockey
C
Football
D
Soccer
Question 11
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Vietnam
B
Hungary
C
South Africa
D
Ethiopia
Question 12
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The heart pacemaker
B
Electric light bulbs
C
The telephone
D
The television
Question 13
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Sir Sanford Fleming
B
Alexander Graham Bell
C
Joseph Bombardier
D
Charles Best
Question 14
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1992
B
1988
C
1996
D
200
Question 15
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Laos
B
Korea
C
Cambodia
D
Vietnam
Question 16
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1950
B
1930
C
1940
D
1960
Question 17
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1927
B
1947
C
1951
D
1957
Question 18
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
China
B
Mexico
C
United States
D
European Union
Question 19
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Toronto Maple Leafs
B
Edmonton Oilers
C
Montréal Canadiens
D
Ottawa Senators
Question 20
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1989
B
1969
C
1979
D
1959
Question 21
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1965
B
1940
C
1947
D
1920
Question 22
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The Québec revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The quiet revolution
D
The noisy revolution
Question 23
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
Galaxy phone
B
The iPhone
C
Nokia phone
D
The BlackBerry
Question 24
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Manitoba
B
Québec
C
British Columbia
D
Alberta
Question 25
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Penicillin
B
Warfarin
C
Viagra
D
Insulin
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